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Cleveland Clinic Lead Pharmacist - Inpatient in Akron, Ohio

Job ID: 144485

The Lead Pharmacist will perform all duties as outlined in the Pharmacist job description. In addition, the Lead Pharmacist will provide leadership to assigned Pharmacy staff by proactively assisting in high level clinical tasks, operations, training and education, and act as a liaison between staff and management

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads and coordinates work activities for assigned practice area and provides feedback to staff regarding performance under the direction of the manager.

  • Trains and mentors staff and residents and precepts students.

  • Participates in interviewing and recommends selection of candidates. Triages issues to management and follows-up.

  • Participates in operational tasks such as workflow oversight, process decision making, project implementation, and drug shortage management.

  • Ensures and maintains quality control in regards to patient care and medication and equipment usage.

  • Reviews and assesses medication orders to identify, prevent, and resolve potential and actual drug related problems.

  • Advises prescriber of medication related issues and recommends formulary alternatives when appropriate.

  • Reviews, interprets, clarifies, enters, and verifies patient's information and medication orders for processing.

  • Assists with health-system level decision-making related to practice area, committee work, and decision making for relevant policies.

  • Provides drug information support for pertinent drug information questions.

  • Provides management support and demonstrates leadership for assigned practice area.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Follows Hospital and department policies and procedures with special attention to attendance and punctuality, confidentiality, dress code and display of ID badge, and safety.

  • Completes mandatory education and training in order to maintain organization and department-specific competencies and requirements.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy OR

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) accredited university.


  • Current state licensure as a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) or eligible for reciprocation in current state within 90 days of hire.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through American Heart Association (AHA), American Red Cross or approved by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

Complexity of Work:

  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum three years of experience in a hospital pharmacy OR

  • Successful completion of PGY1 Residency with a minimum two year of hospital pharmacy experience OR

  • Successful completion of PGY2 Residency with a minimum of one year of hospital pharmacy experience.

  • Previous leadership experience preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Typical physical demands include ability to perform functions of the job while reaching and stretching, and manual dexterity sufficient to perform computer functions of job.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

The policy of Cleveland Clinic Health System and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic Health System) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic Health System's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days.

Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic Health System facility.

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